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Spanish culture

  1. 1. Spanish Culture
  2. 2.  Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The capital of Spain is Madrid.
  3. 3. Some big cities of spain are; Madrid Barcelona Valencia Sevilla Zaragoza Malaga Bilbao
  4. 4.  The population of spain is 45.957.671 It’s area is 505.988 km²
  5. 5.  The religion of Spain, as everyone knows, is Catholicism, and practically everyone there is a Catholic.
  6. 6. Some historical places Almudena katedrali church
  7. 7. Prado Museum
  8. 8. Palacio Real
  9. 9. Picasso Museum
  10. 10. Palaza De Cibeles
  11. 11. Palaza De La Independencia
  12. 12. Barcelona’ harbour
  13. 13. Las Ramblas Street
  14. 14. DANCE Flamenco is a traditional dance of spain
  15. 15. MUSIC Castanet is the most common traditional instrument
  16. 16. SPORTS Bullfighting is an important national sport in Spain. 24,000 bulls are killed each year
  17. 17. Las Ventas Arena
  18. 18.  In spain, also team sports are populer such as football, basketball… Individual sports and motor sports are also important
  19. 19. Food  Cheap, substantial meals as opposed to gourmet  Tapas  Serrano Ham  Fish delicacies (Paella)  Continental breakfast, light lunch, late evening meal
  20. 20. FOOD Paella
  21. 21. Tortilla
  22. 22. Tapas
  23. 23. Flan
  24. 24. Zarzuela
  25. 25. Rioja
  26. 26. Clothing Today, Spanish traditional clothes are indeed very colorful. Most Spanish citizens dress in their traditional wears for festivals & bullfights. The matadors costume has remained the same over the years.
  27. 27. Conformities Greetings consist of a handshake and a kiss on both cheeks Spanish men maintain longer eye contact with females Life is slow paced Life begins when the sun goes down
  28. 28. Siesta  Siesta is very important to have a good lunch with friends or/and relatives.  The real siesta takes place in bed and in pyjamas, but a suitable sofa is also meant if a bed is not available  Timing is very important. A siesta should last between 15-30 minutes not more.  Spanish people dont let anything disturb them. Siesta is quite a serious activity. Some people cant enjoy a siesta without tv or radio. If these kind of things help you to fall asleep, use them.  The best way to wake-up from a siesta is a delicate human voice. If you dont have anybody near, remember to use an alarm clock.
  29. 29. Nightlife Evenings start with el paseo Spanish life is lived in the streets Street cafes and bars Nightclubs are the main attraction for teenagers
  30. 30. Fiestas and Traditions  Each town has their own celebrations  Celebrate national holidays such as Christmas, Easter, All Saint’s Day, ect.  Majority of festivities are religious based
  31. 31.  No country on earth is quite as good at enjoying itself as Spain. Spain’s rich cultural history, traditions, and many regions have brought out fun and original celebrations. Some are of religious nature, others are historical, and all vary in length and style, but one thing remains the same in each: they all take place outdoors with music, fireworks and involve a great deal of lively spirit by the Spanish people.
  32. 32. La tomatina tomato fight La Tomatina tomato fight in Buñol near Valencia happens every year on the last Wednesday in August though the partying starts earlier in the week. The event has become one of the highlights on Spains summer festivals calendar with thousands of people flocking to this little Valencian town for this chaotic event.
  33. 33. The spain’s day Spains National Day (Día de la Hispanidad) is celebrated on 12 October. With the advent of democracy in Spain, 12 October, a date that commemorates the discovery of America by Cristobal Colon in 1492, became the National Day of Spain.
  34. 34.  Hola — Hello, hi Adiós — Goodbye Cómo estás? — How are you? Muy bien, gracias — Very well, thank you. Buenos días — good morning Buenas noches — Good night Cómo te llamas? — Whats your name? Me llamo (nombre).— My name is(name)